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Megan Schrader

State Government Reporter

  • In new ads AFP thanks Congressman Gardner

    Updated: Wed, May 14, 2014

    Americans for Prosperity Colorado is spending $150,000 over the next nine days to publicly thank Congressman Cory Gardner for how he’s voted in Congress – the latest in third-party money that’s pouring into the November U.S. Senate race. Gardner, a Republican, left an...

  • Colorado investing nearly $20 million in aerial firefighting

    Updated: Tue, May 13, 2014

    DENVER - Gov. John Hickenlooper said Monday that although the state is expecting an average wildfire season this year, Colorado needs to prepare for the worst - and that includes investing $20 million in aerial firefighting. Hickenlooper joined wildfire experts from across the state...

  • Colorado statehouse action - or lack of - likely to be fodder for campaign season

    Updated: Sat, May 10, 2014

    DENVER - It lingered in the backs of lawmaker's minds all session: Anything and everything in the 2014 General Assembly will be used as fodder in campaigns for the November elections. Tensions were high under the Gold Dome in Denver in January. Recall elections in the fall had...

  • New laws could mean better Internet service in rural Colorado

    Updated: Fri, May 9, 2014

    DENVER - Gov. John Hickenlooper signed several telecommunication reform bills into law Friday that he said will help bring high-speed internet to rural Colorado while updating outdated laws that govern the communications technology industry. "Most of these laws haven't been changed...

  • Hickenlooper pushing for compromise on oil and gas drilling issues

    Updated: Thu, May 8, 2014

    DENVER - Gov. John Hickenlooper called proposed ballot questions on local control of oil and gas "draconian," and said Thursday there's a 50 percent chance lawmakers will come back this summer in a special session to try to hammer out a compromise that prevents the issue from going to...

  • Bill to make multiple Colorado DUI offenses a felony dies in committee

    Updated: Thu, May 8, 2014

    DENVER - For the second year in a row Democrats killed a bill that would have allowed harsher sentences for repeat drunken driving offenses. House Bill 1036 died in the Senate Appropriations committee Tuesday on a party-line vote of four Democrats to three Republicans, despite the...

  • Colorado's 2014 legislative session ends with tax rebate for disaster victims

    Updated: Thu, May 8, 2014

    DENVER - Lawmakers wrapped up the 120-day legislative session Wednesday - a chance to tearfully saying goodbye to those who won't be returning next year and, of course, a chance to bicker over last minute changes to bills. A showdown over a proposal to reimburse natural disaster...

  • Hickenlooper's campaign finance report reflects his strength

    Published: Tue, May 6, 2014

    Money has started rolling in for Colorado's governor race as four Republicans gear up for the June primary to determine who will face the Democratic incumbent, John Hickenlooper, in November. Hickenlooper leads the pack of challengers, at least among the two who had reported their...

  • Felony drunk driving bill still alive as session's end nears

    Updated: Tue, May 6, 2014

    DENVER - A bill that would make repeat drunk driving convictions a felony won approval in a Senate committee Monday, but with two days remaining before lawmakers adjourn for the year, the timeline is tight. House Bill 1036 would make driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol a...

  • As Colorado legislative session comes to close, still many loose ends

    Updated: Mon, Apr 28, 2014

    DENVER - Ten days remain in the 2014 General Assembly, but more than 200 bills are pending, including some of both parties' top priorities that deal with education funding, an aerial firefighting fleet, telecommunications reform, and a few unexpected bipartisan efforts to enhance...

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